A Low-Loss Multifiber Mechanical Switch for 1.55µm Zero-Dispersion Fibers

Shinji NAGASAWA  Hideo KOBAYASHI  Fumihiro ASHIYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E73   No.7   pp.1147-1149
Publication Date: 1990/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Cable and Wave Guides
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Summary: 
A Multifiber mechanical switch with a plastic-molded ferrule and two guide-pins has been developed for transfer connection of 1.55µm zero-dispersion fibers. The switch has a low insertion loss of 0.35 dB and a switching time of 3 ms. In this letter, the structural design and performance are described.